Sports Staff Photographer

Milwaukee /
Editorial – Editorial Content /
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Who You Are:
You are a visual and creative storyteller, who will bring a unique perspective to Getty Images. You are eager to support initiatives which promote Diversity & Inclusion and aren’t afraid to bring a diverse viewpoint to your work. As a Staff Sports Photographer, your role is primarily focused on sports action, portrait, and feature shooting. You have contacts within the industry who can help grow our business with the different sport leagues. You possess high-level skills in all photographic areas and subjects including digital photography, video, lighting, editing, and photographic technologies including transmitting content. You are a team player who works well with others and can be an ambassador for the company. You will be required to travel for short- or long-term assignments covering everything from large sporting events to commercial assignments.  
Your Next Challenge:
The Sports Staff Photographer shoots and edits imagery (both still and video) based on the diverse content needs of the organization and our customers. You are comfortable working independently or with the direction of the Director of Photography, Chief Photographers or the assignment team on the event or subject. You possess expert skills in all photographic areas and subjects including proficiency of digital photography, video, lighting and editing, photographic technologies including transmitting content. You have experience working large scale events, from the FIFA World Cup, Olympics and client commissioned assignments to studio portraiture photography. You exhibit professionalism and have a proven track record of maintaining a client focused perspective, representing the company with your strong presentation and public speaking skills. You possess expert level skills in capturing key peak of action with the quantity and quality needed to support our client commitments. You are committed to traveling as needed for short- and long-term assignments.

What You'll Do:

    • Photograph, edit and transmit imagery and, at times, video for editorial and/or commercial markets on tight deadlines.
    • Represent the company in your local market.
    • Write copy, captions and general metadata required for accurate descriptions of the content. 
    • Maintain assigned photo and computer equipment, “gear”, to ensure proper maintenance and functionality.
    • Develop partnerships with various industry related organizations and athletes.
    • Fosters relationships in a strong team environment internally and externally.
    • Participate in mentorship of other team members and industry professionals. 
    • Lead multi-photographer events, including coordinating photo transmission and shooting positions.

What You'll Need:

    • The ability to consistently deliver quality imagery.
    • Background in and well-established relationships within the industry working with and for different organizations including sports leagues, public relations, teams and organizations.
    • A minimum five years’ experience in the industry
    • Strong/expert/masterful sense of editorial integrity as defined in our Editorial Standards
    • Ability to be available to cover events on-call (on a moment’s notice). 
    • Possess superb people skills. 
    • Equivalent undergraduate degree or requisite experience
    • The ability to travel, domestically and internationally, on short notice and frequently. This includes a valid passport. 
    • Must be able to maneuver or travel long distances while carrying and using photographic field equipment, including ancillary technical equipment.
    • Bring a perspective on underrepresented communities and strive to provide diverse content to broaden representation shown through visual arts.

Professional to expert level abilities of these key skills:

    • Digital Photography.
    • Lighting.
    • Image editing (including technology experience with imaging software such as Photoshop). 
    • Technical capabilities (transmitting, remote camera, digital manipulation, networking).
    • Capturing sports events, key sports action and/or studio/portraiture work. 

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